Oh, yes. Cosgrove and Alessi. Meltdown and Afterburn. Puke-o-rama.
This was about the time Tabata shit was real hot, too. I don't think Crossfit had quite the traction it has now. People were just talking about it in the forums and an article here or there.
But, I distinctly remember people asking me what the Hell I was doing. I said "Google Christian Thibaudeau, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Don Alessi. Don't eat before training." This was also around the time of the physique workshops or whatever they were called when a couple dudes lost a ton of weight. I lost 70 lbs.
That's good stuff.